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Pritha Manchanda May 28 2014

10 reasons to visit United Kingdom this summer

Kanika Nevatia May 28 2014
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Been thinking of travelling to the United Kingdom for some time now? Want to know the top 10 reasons to visit UK this summer? Go by this list and you are sure to enjoy your UK summer break to the fullest.

Enjoy the Wimbledon games

If you’re in the city of London between 29th of June and 12th July 2015, there is no better way to make the trip worthwhile than watching a few tennis matches during the Wimbledon tournament. Watch your favourite players in action as you gobble down some lip smacking strawberries and cream. Make sure you book tickets in advance as ticket lines can stretch for kilometers.

Photo of Centre Court (by Ree Saunders)

Go strawberry picking

If you love your fruit fresh then there are a large number of farms all over the UK that let you pick your own strawberries right from the bushes. You’ll be provided with small baskets and an unlimited supply of clotted cream. So pick away and bite into those red, juicy, sweet fruits. Farms near Cardiff city are perfect to explore.

Photo of Strawberries (by jronaldlee)

Find your way through a maze

Ever heard of a maize maze? It’s basically a maze cut out on a field of maize. Your task is to follow the clues and find your way through it. Try not to get lost, as various monsters and traps await you at every corner. The perfect outing for kids, you will find many such maize farms on the drive from London to Edinburgh city.


Take a stroll around Richmond Park

If you’re in London in the summer and haven't walked around Richmond Park, you have no idea what you're missing out on. See the deer run all around while you adore nature's beauty. You could carry some bread to feed the ducks as well. And the main summer attraction here is the breathtaking Isabella plantation section.

Photo of Isabella plantation (by DavidGeen)

Plan a trip to Lake District

Referred to fondly as “mini Switzerland”, if you’re in the UK during the summers and miss out on a trip to Lake District, it is nothing less than a crime. Hire a car and drive down the M6 with picturesque countryside on both sides. Book a cozy cottage and be blown away by the beauty at one of the most popular places to visit in UK.

Photo of Lake District (by Diliff)

Spend the day in Brighton

Located at a distance of less than 60 km from London, Brighton city is a beautiful beach town that is a fun-filled destination for people of all ages. In the summer months, the temperature is just right for a picnic at the pebble beach and to enjoy the rides at the pier. Brighton also offers a host of eating options that range from vegetarian delights and beachfront brunches to value options and fine dine restaurants.

Photo of Brighton Pier (by Bev Goodwin)

Be a part of the City of London Festival

If you are in London between 22nd June and 10th July 2015, make sure to make time for the City of London Festival. Classical music performances, concerts, jazz gigs, theatre performances, acrobatics and stand up comedy acts are the prime features of this festival. What’s more, most of these performances are free of charge. This is surely one of the top 10 reasons to visit UK this summer.

Photo of City of London Festival (by seanfoneill)

Visit the Scottish Highlands

Scotland is beautiful at any time of the year but if you’re planning a trip to the Scottish Highlands then the summers are ideal. Once you’re done exploring the land of the enchanted Lochness Monster, move towards the mountains and let the marvels of nature take your breath away.

Scottish Highlands

Experience what it’s like to be at Land’s End

Up for a long drive or rail journey in the United Kingdom? Take a trip to Cornwall and drive down to Land’s End. In the winter months, this place is so windy and cold that even standing here for a few minutes can be really tough. In the summer months, the weather is just right and you can soak in the grand views.Don’t forget to eat the yummy crepes sold by hawkers all around.

Photo of Land's End (by bobchin1941)

Explore London City

There is no time to experience London at its best than the summer time. And what better way than taking a hop on hop off tour that will take you to all the best known attractions of the city. Visit the grand Buckingham Palace, take a spin on the London Eye and look for your favourite stars at the ever so famous Madam Tussauds. There is so much to explore in the city that just a day is certainly not enough!

London Eye

Now that you know the top 10 reasons to visit UK this summer, you should book those tickets soon and enjoy an unforgettable UK summer break.

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